In a bid to avert crashes and ensure safety of students on roads across Ogun State, the State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) has taken its ‘’Safety Awareness Campaign’’ to secondary schools.
The campaign, led by the TRACE Corps Education Officer, Commander Morolake Filani, visited Abeokuta Grammar School, Idi-Aba, Abeokuta where she admonished the students to always be sensitive and conscious while walking on the roads, advising them to keep to the left side of the road to enable drivers see them clearly.
‘’You need to be sensitive at all times and be conscious of yourself, do not be on the road and think there is nothing to be careful about, when you are walking on the roads, ensure that you see on coming vehicles.’’ She said.
The Corps Education Officer advised students to always remind their parents to fasten their seatbelts while on the wheel, noting that, seatbelts were meant to protect them in case of any road mishap.
Cdr. Filani cautioned the students to be more careful on dual carriage roads, advising that they look properly and not run across the road, urging them to also be wary of oncoming vehicles even at zebra crossing.